Restaurant specials this week are geared toward summertime tastes. Brasserie Provence provides a tasting of rosé wines on Wednesday, and LouVino veers a bit off its usual course and offers a Sunday brunch focused on beer and Bourbon. Continue reading Sip rosés at dinner, sip beer at brunch this week
Bastille Day is only a week away. For those who are not committed Francophiles, Bastille Day is July 14, the date of the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris that marked the start of the French Revolution in 1789. In France, July 14 is as big a patriotic holiday as July 4 is here in the States, or, as the French would say, les Etats Unis. And, of course, Brasserie Provence, perhaps Louisville’s most Francophilic restaurant, has some celebration in mind. Continue reading Brasserie Provence Celebrates Bastille Day
Wine dinners this week, at Varanese and Brasserie Provence, explore wines from some well-respected California winemakers, and rosés from the south of France. Continue reading Two wine dinners on tap
Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 4-course wine dinner featuring all red wines from Michel Chapoutier Winery. Certified Specialist of Wines Katie Benjamin from Terlato Estates and Certified Sommelier Jonathan Kiviniemi from Heidelberg Distributing will be the guests who will discuss the wine pairings from Chapoutier, a vineyard that has been making fine wines in the peculiar soils and terrain of the Rhône Valley since 1808.
Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will begin with duck confit ravioli, followed by grilled merguez sausage and pearl couscous salad. The entrée will be barbecued beef spare ribs with a macaroni-smoked gouda potato wrap and radicchio spring slaw. Dessert will be a “decadent” chocolate cake.
The dinner and wine pairings will be $75.Call 502-883-3153 or go to ww.brasserieprovence.com. Wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.
Early May is a bonanza for Louisville restaurants. The enviable surge of Derby dining is followed the next weekend by the enviable surge of families taking their moms out for brunch, lunch or dinner. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year. Here is a list of some of the restaurant specials being offered for moms’ delectations. Continue reading Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?
All those out-of-towners sure do fill up our local restaurants this weekend. For those with undecided Derby dining plans, there might still be some chances to snag a table. Here are some of the places that you can consider. Continue reading Derby dining is still possible
If you like to explore different wines with dinner, Brasserie Provence has a deal for you this Thursday, April 20. And if you are a beer aficionado, that same night you can enjoy a dinner crafted to pair with beers from Lexington’s West Sixth brewery. Continue reading Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese
Tuesday, March 21, Brasserie Provence, 150 North Hurstbourne Pkwy. will celebrate not March Madness, but the wines of Le Marche region of Italy with a special 5-course dinner. Wine distributor Vintner Select will provide Wine Expert David DuBou and Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend to discuss their pairing choices during the dinner. Continue reading Italian wine dinner at Brasserie Provence
A bountiful choice of special dinners pose hard choices for Louisville-area diners this week. A Bourbon dinner at a distillery? Italian food paired with sparkling wines? An ides of March dinner with small dishes from Provence washed down with French wines? Dinners focused on value wines from American vineyards? Or how about a breakfast focused on compassion for self and others? You pays your money and you takes your choice. Continue reading Special dinners fill this week
Everyone knows, don’t they, that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to dine out. With less than two weeks to plan, reservations are already filling up. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner specials that have come to our attention, and now to yours.